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USSA hockey – lots to play for
Shindré-Lee Simmons, one of the veterans in the Kovsie women’s hockey team for this year’s national student championship.


The Kovsie men’s and women’s hockey teams have positive expectations for the University Sport South Africa (USSA) national student tournament.

The USSA championships were hosted by the University of the Free State (UFS) from 2 to 6 July 2018. This year’s championships will have 45 competing teams and will thus be the biggest ever USSA hockey tournament.

For the female squad to qualify for the 2019 Varsity Sports tournament, they have to secure a spot among the top-seven teams. In order to get back into the A section, the Kovsie men’s team must win their tournament. 

The matches are scheduled to take place on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus astro fields.

The UFS women’s team, captained by Antonet Louw, is set to play on Monday at 15:35 against Nelson Mandela University (NMU); on Tuesday at 17:00 against the University of Johannesburg (UJ); and on Wednesday at 18:25 against North-West University (NWU). The play-off matches will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The men’s team, with Cheslyn Neethling as captain, will play on Monday at 17:00 against the Central University of Technology; on Tuesday at 15:35 against the Tswane University of Technology; on Wednesday at 17:00 against the Vaal University of Technology; on Thursday at 18:25 against the University of KwaZulu-Natal; and on Friday at 15:35 against Rhodes University.

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UFS acquires microscope for surface studies
2006-10-11

The Centre for Confocal and Electron Microscopy at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently acquired a scanning electron microscope to the value of R1,8 million. The microscope is used to do magnifying surface studies of any material and can also analyse the different elements in material with the help of X-rays. Researchers and students at the UFS attended a workshop during which the functions of the microscope were illustrated.  One of the groups who attended the workshop were, from the left: Ms Chantel Swart (M Sc student), Prof Pieter van Wyk (head of the Centre for Confocal and Electron Microscopy), Ms Annegret Lombard (M Sc student and junior lecturer at the Department of Geology), Ms Monique Goldblatt (M Sc student) and Ms Beanélri Janecke (Centre for Confocal and Electron Microscopy).
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